The American Revolution

  • Boston Tea Party

    Boston Tea Party
    A large group of colonists dressed as Indians borded 3 British ships carrying tea and dumped 340 chests of it into the sea as a revolt against British taxing
  • First Continental Congress

    First Continental Congress
    Convention of delegates from 12 of the colonies
  • Coercive "Intolerable" Acts

    Coercive "Intolerable" Acts
    King George III had become enraged by the Boston Tea party and shut down Boston harbor and made sure that the colonists paid back the money for the spoiled tea. Many colonists became very mad because of this.
  • Snow Campaign

    Snow Campaign
    The Snow Campaign was first major military operation in the American Revolution. 3000 Patriots marched/campaigned against Loyalist recruiting centers in South Carolina. It was named after the heavy snowfall that went on during the campaign.
  • Lexington and Concord

    Lexington and Concord
    The batlle at Lexington and Concord was between Great Britian and the 13 colonies. British troops came to Concord by sea to steal the Patriots munition. The Patriots found out that they were planning to steal so they prepared the Patriots by calling "the Brtish are coming!" all around to warn them. No one knew who fired the first shot to start the battle.
  • Second Continental Congress

    Second Continental Congress
    Delegates from all the colonies joined together to deal with managing the war effort and trying to move towards independence
  • Battle of Bunker Hill

    Battle of Bunker Hill
    The Battleof Bunker Hill was fought on Breeds Hill near Boston, Massachusetts. It was named after the hill across from where it took place. Threee attacks were planned on the Americans, two out of three were repelled but the Americans had to retreat on the third because they ran out of ammunition.
  • Washington takes command of Cont Army

    Washington takes command of Cont Army
    On this day in July George Washington was voted commander-in-cheif of the Continental army. The army was made of mostly farmers and artists .
  • Common Sense is published

    Common Sense is published
    Common sense, a pamphlet/book by Thomas Paine which discussed why the colonies should be able to break away from Britian, was published on January 10th, 1776
  • Declaration of Independence is ratified

    Declaration of Independence is ratified
    The Delaration of Independence was ratified on July 4th or what we now celebrate as Indepence day or the Fourth of July. The Declaration of Independence was document stating that the Thirteen colonies were now their own states and were separated from Britian.
  • 30,000 British troops arrive

    30,000 British troops arrive
    In mid-August in 1776, 30,000 British troops arrived in New York Harbor and joined the rest of the troops under General William Howe. They went on to take over Long Island, Harlem Hights, and White Palms.
  • Battle of Long Island

    Battle of Long Island
    The battle of Long Island otherwise known as the Battle of Brooklyn, was said to be the largest battle ever fought in North America at that time. It was won by the British, which makes sense because in that battle there was almost twice as many British soilders than the Patriots.
  • Battle of White Plains

    Battle of White Plains
    This battle took place in White Plains, Virginia. The battle was "inconclusive" but is recorded as a British victory. Howe's British army drove Wasington and his men from White Plains. Washington retreated to the north with his wounded soilders.
  • Battle of Fort Washington

    Battle of Fort Washington
    The Battle of Fort Wshington took place on Manhattan Island. The British won that battle by far, killing 59 Patriots and taking almost 3000 prisoner. Washington was chased back to New Jersey where he would prepare for the battles of Trenton and Princeton.
  • Battle of Trenton (Hessians Captured)

    Battle of Trenton (Hessians Captured)
    In the cold night of Christmas in 1776, Washigton and his troops crossed the frozen Deleware to make a sneak attack on the Hessian army that were camped out in Philidelphia. After a short battle, the Hessians were captured.
  • Americans lose Fort Ticonderogea

    Americans lose Fort Ticonderogea
    The Americans lost Fort Ticonderoga to the British soilders on July 5th 1777. There was not much information that i could find but I do know that later, the Americans got it back with the help of the Green Mountain boys.
  • Battle of Bennington

    Battle of Bennington
    The Battle of Bennington took place in Walloomsic New York in 1777. General Burgoyne of the British was sent to raid a suppy depot for horses, draft animals and other supplies. He thought the supply depot wouldn't be guarded but to his suprise, when he arrived there, he was met by a force of 2000 Patriots who were there to stop him
  • Washington defeated at Brandywine

    Washington defeated at Brandywine
    The Battle of Brandywine was between George Washington/colonists and the Hessian-British. George Washington was trying to stop the Hessian-British from getting to Pennsylvainia which at the time had been the present capital. The British had almost 7000 more troops than the Americans and the capital was taken over.
  • Philedelphia lost to British

    Philedelphia lost to British
    When the Patriots found out about the arrival of British soilders in Philedelphia, they fled, leaving the capital to the British. The British camped out there and ate the leftover food left by the Americans
  • Americans win at Saratoga

    Americans win at Saratoga
    General John Burgoyne had come up with a plan to take over all of New York from the Americans. The only problem? It didn't work. General Howe, a well known General, found out about his plan and fled from New York to Philadelphia with many troops. Meanwhile, General Benedict Arnold (an Amrican General) was waiting with lots of troops at Saratoga, where General John Burgoyne surrendered.
  • Articles of Confederation adopted

    Articles of Confederation adopted
    The Articles of Confederation were written to be a sense of unified government for the colonies. Some people describe the Articles of Confederation as " a fancy way of saying that the central government didn't have a whole lot of power." They were adopted on 1777 but ratified on March 1st, 1781
  • Winter at Valley Forge

    Winter at Valley Forge
    Valley Forge was the winter camp of the Continental Army in 1777-1778. The men were freezing,hungry and very desperate. They barley had any clothes and many were sick and dying. I not sick they were very weary and starving. Many of the men got frostbite so bad that their fingers and toes froze off.
  • Ben Franklin goes to France

    Ben Franklin goes to France
    I couldn't find a precise date for this event. Franklin went to France as the offical diplomat and ambassador of the thirteen colonies. He signed the Treaty of Allience to signify that if the 13 colonies ever needed and military help that the French would come help them.
  • Treaty of Alliance (basically the same thing as when Ben Franklin goes to France)

    Treaty of Alliance (basically the same thing as when Ben Franklin goes to France)
    The Treaty of Alliance was basically a document that stated that when the Americans needed help when they were fighting against the British that the Frnch would be their ally and help the Patriots.
  • John Paul Jones captures Serapis

    John Paul Jones captures Serapis
    Serapis was the name of a ship that was captured by Continental Naval Officer, John Paul Jones in the Battle of Flamborough Head.
  • British take over Charleston

    British take over Charleston
    The British take over Charelston, South Carolina. They captured a large patriot army, and conquering SC meant controlling much of the Southern States. The Patriots had hung on as long as they could until they finally surrendered to Britian.
  • Battle of Camden

    Battle of Camden
    This Battle was a major victory for the British.led by Lord Cornwallis, the British defeated the Patriots under General Gates. This stregthened the British hold on the Carolinas.
  • Battle of Kings Mountain

    Battle of Kings Mountain
    A battle between the Loyalists and the Patriots. Nearly all of the 1100 Loyalists that fought were killed. This battle was a major turning point for the war in the south. The Patriots fought "indian style" as they hid behind rocks and fired at the Loyalists from there.
  • Elizabeth Freeman sues for freedom

    Elizabeth Freeman sues for freedom
    Elizabeth Freeman also known as "Mum Bett" was on eof the first black slaves to sue for her freedom. She had worked as a maid/slave, midwife and a herbalist for most of her life. She had said she would do anything to stand one minute on God's earth and be free. The case informally ended slavery in that state. (Massachusetts)
  • Battle of Yorktown

    Battle of Yorktown
    The Battle of Yorktown was held in Vriginia in late September. It was a very large battle with lots of soilders from each side: the Americans/French and the British. The Americans/French won that battle. Both sides had been armed with muskets and guns.
  • Treaty of Paris

    Treaty of Paris
    The treaty of Paris was signed an these were the main things that it allowed.
    *It acknowlegded the United states to be free
    *Granted Fishing rights
    *To prevent confistcation of property of the Loyalists
    *Prisoners of war be set free
    *Both sides be given accsess to th Mississippi River
    It was signed in a hotel in New York